Life Sciences is the scientific study of living organisms, such as microorganisms, plants, animals, and human beings. The industry is high-tech, innovative, and highly diverse, spanning many fields, with career opportunities across a range of industries.

The Liverpool City Region has been responsible for a number of Life Sciences and health related breakthroughs over time including; the first ever X-ray before surgery, the discovery of malaria in mosquitoes and the establishment of Sports Science to help athletes perform better. The sector supports over 6,000 careers and contributes over £170 million per year to our regions economy.

Possible careers in this sector:

  • Biochemist
  • Nurse
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Nurse
  • Microbiologist
  • Childminder
  • Family Support Worker
  • Sports Therapist
  • Researcher
  • Scientist

Our subject areas linked to this sector:

  • 6,000
    people employed

  • 100+

  • £170m


Choose a different growth sector:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Creative and Digital
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Life Science and Health
  • Low Carbon
  • SuperPort
  • Visitor Economy